Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger assumed command of the Air Force Materiel Command and became the branch’s first-ever female four-star general Tuesday, Kim Dawley reported for the Air Force.
Wolfenberger received the star during a promotion ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and succeeded Gen. Donald Hoffman as head of the command at a change of command ceremony afterward.
AFMC manages technology, acquisition, testing and sustainment of the branch’s existing and future weapons systems.
Gen. Wolfenbarger is the eighth AFMC commander since it was stood up July 1, 1992 and her responsibilities include leading 81,000 personnel and managing a $60 billion annual budget of.
Throughout the past eight months, Wolfenbarger served as the military deputy of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, stationed at the Pentagon.
Gen. Phil Breedlove, vice chief of staff, will face Senate confirmation for his nomination as head of Air Forces in Europe.